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Poll: Does Matteau stay past game 5> (83 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think?

  1. Yes, he stays. (21 votes [25.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.30%

  2. Sent down. (62 votes [74.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 74.70%

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#1 ghdi

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

We're 3 games in. He's played pretty well for an 18 year old. Do we keep him on the big club? Whats your prediction?
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#2 jagknife

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

He's looked good for his age, but I think he's going back down to develop more.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Has he played good?: yes.

Does he need to develop more?: Yes

Would you rather have Butler up?: That is the main question, which I feel is yes.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Why does everyone bring up Butler? Sounds like he's similar to Tedenby and everytime Teddy has a lackluster night, we're all screaming for him to get packed into a trade. And yet, everyone's itching to put Butler on the 1st or 2nd line prior to the first game of the season...

For the record, I think Matteau goes; he's playing very well for his age and skill level, but hasn't done anything out of the ordinary to stay here; can't imagine Darche is here practicing so long unless Lou sat him down early on and told him he'd be signed the moment Matteau was sent down.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Maateau is getting a chance with Zajac and Kovy today at practice. Would be interesting to see him on the first line tomorrow night.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

He seems like he can play, I'd say let him stay and tell Darch no thanks.

I'm not really worried about losing that year or eligibility. He doesn't seem to have a tremendously high ceiling.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

As of now I think he stays but I'm not sure what I would rather see.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Would like to see him on a line without a goon before he's sent down, but at this point in Matteaus and Butlers career respectively, we go with Butler
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

He didn't see much ice yesterday. I don't think he factors much into their 2013 plans. He goes down, Butler comes up
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

He didn't see much ice yesterday. I don't think he factors much into their 2013 plans. He goes down, Butler comes up

Matteau goes down, but I doubt Butler comes up. They'll probably sign Darche to take Matteau's spot and Henrique will take Tedenby's spot next week when he's back.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Matteau is playing on adrenaline now, and he's playing okay, but a guy should be a critical part of your team to use an ELC year on him. I think he'll go back down and they'll sign Darche.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

Matteau has been fine but I don't see anything spectacular from him so far. There are lots of players that can play fine, so I'd send him down.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

He's done well but is one for the future. The team hasn't played well overall and could do with a couple of more experienced forwards. Tedenby should be sent down or traded as well.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

He'll go down. Our next home game, I won't be surprised if we see Matteau out and Henrique in, or Harrold playing wing until Henrique is back which would probably be another game or two after
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

I feel we have enough offense to send him down and mature. He is playing well for 18 yrs old
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

In this case I think he'd benefit from some time in Albany, With his Dad he knows NHL mindset so no worries he'd lose something. I think he could stand to gain a little mojo. He hasn't entered the ring fighting - which is fine. So find some swagger in the minors and come back playing like you want to stay in the NHL.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

I believe he is here to stay.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I think he's been good enough to stay, but not good enough that he has to. Financially speaking, it makes the most sense to get the extra year.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

I voted to send down in order for him to get more ice time, however if their was a chance of him getting more on a different line then keep him in the roster. As someone else has said, I would like to see him on a different line for a bit. He's trained with Zubrus in the off season so maybe pair them up for a bit of game time together.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:06 PM

Would he go to Albany or back to junior? I would assume junior, no. Not sure if he plays in Albany if that saves the elc year. I mean, it would've with josefson but he wasn't in junior to begin with. Don't know if the rules are different for juniors as opposed to foreign players.

I think he goes down. I'm not gonna take anything from his playing time yesterday. That game was half special teams which he's not going to play. I have also co e around to not caring so much about his elc because he doesn't seem to have the skill set that will command a lot of money anyway.
he hasn't seemed out of place and I would sooner see tedenby go for henrique than Mateau all things being equal. But really, the devils should be looking to upgrade both tedenby and matteau
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